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This original drypoint is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Beckmann” at the lower right margin, on the platemark.
Our impression is from the edition of 60. There were also 40 impressions on Japan paper.
It is numbered in pencil “29/60” at a later date.
It is plate thirteen from the series of nineteen drypoints entitled “Gesichter” (Faces).
It was printed by Franz Hanfstaengel, Munich, and Otto von Holten, Berlin and it was published by Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R.Piper & Co., Munich in 1919.
It bears the dry-stamp of the publisher in the lower right margin.
The two figures leaning out of the window in the lower left, greeting Spring’s arrival on a Frankfurt Street, are the artist and his wife Minna.
Literature: Hofmaier, J. (1990). Max Beckmann: Catalogue Raisonné of his Prints. Bern: Kornfeld.
Reference: Hofmaier 133.II B.b
Condition: Very Good Condition. Pale staining around the image. Remains of hinging tape, verso.